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Intern gains unforgettable experiences in New York.

Jake Buckingham, a broadcast news major and outstanding broadcasting student, interned at ABC News during the spring semester. Buckingham was one of seven students selected from universities across the nation for the highly competitive paid internship program.

Elizabeth Vargas and Jake Buckingham

"The experience was eye-opening, one that I will never forget," Buckingham said. "On many days I helped several associate producers and field producers with logging video and audio, writing transcripts, research and editorial treatments -- I worked on several stories for 20/20." In addition, Buckingham also was a production associate researching story ideas, preparing and writing numerous transcript books for 20/20 shows.

"My time at ABC News is an experience I will never forget," He said. "The minute I walked into the ABC building for my first day of work and showed my badge to the security guards, I couldn't help but tear up not because I was nervous or taken back but because I realized that I had finally made it." Buckingham added that the internship helped him accomplish a childhood dream to work at a television network. Before the internship, he worked in Omaha at WOWT as a videographer.